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Rude Co-Workers? It May Get Worse, Study Says

Rude Co-Workers? It May Get Worse, Study Says

Have you noticed that there's a lot more negativity at work lately? Less patience, more competition, maybe longer hours that lead to short tempers and frayed nerves? For the second year in a row, about two-thirds, or 65 percent of Americans say that civility is a major problem, and it's extending to all areas... Read More »

Life a Mess? Most People Blame Their Jobs First

Life a Mess? Most People Blame Their Jobs First

If you have a family and a job, chances are there is some degree of conflict between the two. So which is more responsible for the friction, the job or the family? Most Americans blame their job first, family second and themselves last, according to a recent study. The study, conducted by Elizabeth M.... Read More »

What Bosses Really Want Hasn't Changed Much in 50 Years

What Bosses Really Want Hasn't Changed Much in 50 Years

The economy and society may have changed so much and so fast in the past 50 years that they're hard to recognize. However, what bosses want in their employees has remained the same, according to Karin Helgesson from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who wrote a doctoral thesis on the evolution of... Read More »

Want to Live Longer? Make Your Co-workers Your BFFs

Want to Live Longer? Make Your Co-workers Your BFFs

Being friends with supportive co-workers can not only make your job more enjoyable, it might help you live longer. A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel and published by the American Psychological Association, says that "people who have a good peer support system at work may live longer... Read More »

Your Manager May Be Wasting 7 Hours Per Week Doing This...

Your Manager May Be Wasting 7 Hours Per Week Doing This...

It seems that a number of us are not carrying our mothers' advice to "play well with others" from the school yard into the workplace. A recent study revealed that managers say they spend, on average, 18 percent of their time, which comes out to more than seven hours a week or nine weeks per year --... Read More »

Do You Really Work Well With Others?

Do You Really Work Well With Others?

If you believe that "great minds think alike," and you lean toward working with people who are similar to you, you just might want revisit that conviction. Even if you're naturally drawn to people who are like you, you'll probably be more productive if you work with people who have ideas and work styles that... Read More »

Why Your Manager Doesn't Like You and What You Can Do About It

Why Your Manager Doesn't Like You and What You Can Do About It

If you get the feeling your manager is not your biggest fan, it could be because you don't play well with others. In a recent survey, managers said they waste, on average, 18 percent of their time intervening in employee disputes. When you break it down, that comes out to be more than seven hours a week or... Read More »

Office Buddies Team Up to Win Lottery

Office Buddies Team Up to Win Lottery

While most state employees are facing layoffs and reduced benefits, seven New York government workers have just come into millions -- but not because of the generosity of their employer. The technology workers in the state's Homes and Community Renewal agency in Albany pooled their resources to buy several... Read More »

The Meek Shall Inherit a High Performance Review

The Meek Shall Inherit a High Performance Review

If it seems to you that only those who are cocky and arrogant to get ahead, take heart! According to new performance review-based study from Baylor University, the more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance will be rated. But that's according to supervisor assessments,... Read More »

Total Cooperation is Impossible, According to Study

Total Cooperation is Impossible, According to Study

Don't even think about trying to get 100 percent of your co-workers on board with you on any given project. It is virtually impossible for everyone to cooperate, according to a recent Spanish study. Read More »

Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters

Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters

People skills and relationship-building are key to success

Soft skills refer to a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with. Read More »

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